Let me start out by saying that this is the first ‘real’ hog tie I’ve ever owned. Up until now I’ve been more a fan of ropes and carabiners, but after getting the Kinklab Leather Hog Tie that’s all changed.
What comes in the packaging is NOT a full hog tie set, it’s only the hog tie itself. The matching wrist and ankle cuffs are available separately or you can buy the whole lot as a set, however this set is only available in black whereas separately they’re available in three colors – black, red or pink. It only works out slightly cheaper to buy the set but as I prefer the color pink I bought each item individually.
Today I’m only reviewing the actual hog tie, although I’ll review the wrist and ankle cuffs in the near future.
The four leather straps are made of sturdy bound leather about 1″ wide and 3″ long. The outside of the straps have a smooth finish while the inside is the raw leather. The distance from one end to the other is about 11″ which, compared to what I’m used to, pulls your wrists and ankles very close together. I would say that makes this particular hog tie unsuitable for beginners.
The snap hooks are fixed to the straps very well and have a diameter of about 1/2″ so they should be compatible with most D or O rings although it’s always best to check first. The snap hooks are nickel-plated which, after regular heavy use, does start to gradually chip away on the inside. This doesn’t affect the functionality but it does affect the sexy-sleek appearance.
Cleaning this was a breeze. The smooth outer side of the leather can be wiped down with a damp cloth. The inside just takes a little soap, but be sure to clean off any remaining soap from the leather and leave it to dry thoroughly.
Overall I was very impressed with the quality of the Kinklab Hog Tie. It looks and feels great. It’s very strong, withstanding a lot of squirming around and pulling. Used with the Kinklab wrist and ankle cuffs this thing is absolutely brilliant. I just can’t believe how long I’d been missing out by never trying a ‘real’ hog tie before this!